The second edition of Organisations and Management in Social Work examines the complex organisational settings in which social workers practice and identifies opportunities for taking action for positive change. A robust critique of organisational practices is encouraged throughout the book with an emphasis on active participation in the everyday life of organisations. The new edition covers: - Leadership and supervision - Inter-agency and inter-disciplinary working - Ethical practice and decision-making - Communication and the emotional life of organisations Each chapter includes updated practice examples and reflective questions so readers can apply the knowledge learned to real life practice. It will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social work. The book will also be a valuable text for front-line practitioners and managers wishing to understand the organisational context of social work.